Performing Arts Center

 

The Omnia Performing Arts Center will house three stages, with 200, 950, and 2700 seats. This will accommodate many types of performances that each have specific theatrical needs.

 

The type of performance determines the required size of a theatre and stage. The Bolshoi ballet, for instance, would never perform on a small stage. And large Broadway-type shows would not perform without a fly-tower for scenery and an orchestra pit.

 

The number of seats determines the ability to afford and underwrite the cost of well-known performers, speakers, and shows. Omnia’s larger 2700-seat theatre provides opportunities for high quality and more costly shows at lower ticket prices.

 

 

 

 

The 950-seat second hall will have both an orchestra pit and a fly-tower. There would be no additional administrative cost to manage both theatres and both are needed by the community.

 

The smaller, flexible 200-seat studio space offers a venue for experimental and community theatre and film festival usage, as well as meeting space for businesses.

 

The main goal of Omnia, as stated in the feasibility study, is to fulfill the needs for community usage. Large shows will generate the revenue necessary to underwrite the overhead costs of making the Center available for the community.